As we grow in our relationship with the Lord, the powers of evil rebel against this and can cause disturbances which can weaken us, place doubt in our minds and hearts and more. To bring peace and protection onto yourself and shield you, I recommend reading the following daily as a prayer. These words are very helpful to me.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. – Ephesians 6:10-18
Another great resource can be found at Mike Flynn’s website. Flynn, a well-known author and priest, through his “FreshWind Ministries” offers a number of resources to download including prayers adapted from the verse from Ephesians above. Click here to visit his website!